Canadian Government Approves NHSP Grant for MFFC Seniors
by Karen Tan
The Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians (MFFC) has once again received funding from the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) in the amount of $25,000. This grant will fund our 2021 project, “Seniors Staying Healthy and Connected While Keeping Safe”. The project will run from March 29, 2021to March 28, 2022. This is a huge win for the Markham-based minority organization during a pandemic whereby grants are strictly scrutinized based on its importance to make a difference in the lives of seniors and in their communities.
Markham Celebrates Dr. Jose Rizal's 124th Anniversary of His Martyrdom
Dec. 30th 2020 (by Sir Mogi Mogado) - Rizal 124th Martyrdom Commemoration at Markham Luneta Gardens. Solemn celebration due to shutdown rules & brrr wintry weather. What matters is we are here to honor with our presence, & with us the compatriots & Filipino nation we represent. Our ka Pepe looks glorious in his Great White North surroundings... our endless thanks to our beloved Mayor Frank Scarpitti & Markham City Council for making it happen. With Philippine Consulate General in Toronto Consul General Orontes Castro & Consul Edwin Mendoza, Knights of Rizal Canada Region Commander Sir Joe Damasco & wife Elvira Damasco, & KoRCR Adviser Sir Jaime T. Marasigan, Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians Chair Yoly Ladines & BODs Alicia Chiu, Ester Florentino Toribio & Myrna Manero Deleon, Rizalists Nandy F Diaz & Nona Madrigal Diaz, & Marlene Mogado, & earlier, reps from the Crusaders group who came with their beautiful flower arrangement! Knights of Rizal. WE CONNECT Knights of Rizal Canada Region Knights of Rizal International Headquarters Supreme Council Knights Of Rizal Toronto Canada Chapter Inc. Jose Rizal Monument in Markham, Ontario. Go to Photo Gallery to view the photos.
MFFC Holds AGM and Elects New Board Members
December 19, 2020 - The Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians held their Annual General Meeting on December 19, 2020 via Zoom this year due to Covid-19. Things have been different and difficult as its members have not been able to meet face to face, but everyone who registered looked to be in high spirits as they met over video and greetings entailed.
Overseas Voting Registration at Kalayaan Cultural Community Center
Phil. Consulate General In Toronto Honors Filipino-Canadians Behind First Full-size Statue Of Dr. Jose Rizal In Canada
Phil. Consulate General in Toronto Joins FILCOM Events in Celebration of 159th Birth Anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal in Markham City, Toronto City
Important Reminders from Consul General Orontes V. Castro
Dear esteemed leaders of Filipino Canadian community and members of the media,
As part of the Philippine Consulate General in Toronto's continuing effort to reach out and assist Filipino nationals who are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to seek out your assistance in reaching out to our affected kababayans so that appropriate assistance can be extended to them by the Consulate General and by other Philippine Government agencies in Toronto - Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO)-Toronto, Trade Office (PTIC), Social Security System (SSS), and PAG-IBIG.
Please advise the members of your Organization and other Filipino nationals affected by COVID-19 to call us up or refer to our Advisories posted in the Consulate General's official/social media websites for important reminders and contact information of the Consulate General and the above-mentioned attached Philippine Government agencies, food bank, as well as important contact information for the testing and treatment of COVID-19.
Please assure your members and other Filipino nationals affected by COVID-19 that the confidentiality of their identity will be respected.
For related queries, please send them to: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; official website: www.philcongen-toronto.com; mobile phone no.: (416) 346-3268 / telephone no. ( 416) 922-7181 (Attn: Duty Officer) or the other contact information of Philippine Government Agencies, food bank, and testing and treatment centers for COVID-19 as indicated in our Advisories.
Very truly yours,
Orontes V. Castro